KATE STRONG – WORLD CHAMPION IN WOMEN’S TRIATHLON
TO JOIN VEGGIN’ OUT AND ABOUT!
We at Veggin’ Out And About! are thrilled to announce that Kate Strong (aka Strong Kate) will be joining our team of staff writers. Beginning December 1, Kate will be contributing a column about various aspects of being a world-class endurance athlete, including how a plant-based diet is a stellar and appropriate fuel for optimum athletic performance. Join us in welcoming Kate and stay tuned to her articles beginning tomorrow!
Welsh-born international traveller, Kate Strong has spread her wings far and wide not only geographically but in every aspect of her life. Having graduated with a double Masters in Mechanical Engineering from French and English universities, Kate has had a diverse career path from working with fashion companies such as Gucci, Diesel and Benetton in Italy, at an environmental protection agency in Russia, to working as a Dive-Master in Mexico!
MOVE OVER WONDER WOMAN! THERE’S A NEW SUPER HERO IN TOWN, AND SHE’S VEGAN!
By Danielle Bussone
A Wales-born transplant to Australia, Kate Strong took home the 2014 World Championship in Womens’ Long-Distance Triathlon on September 21st in Weihai China in the Shandong Province.
Last November, in her 4th triathlon, she won the Australian National Championship for her age category. There is no stopping this super-charged athlete; she went on to win the World Championship title in her 9th-ever competition!
Kate sailed by her competitors with 15 minutes to spare! This was Kate’s first competition powered solely by plants.
A year ago, troubled by chronic asthma, Kate took the advice of some friends and removed dairy from her diet. Within three days her breathing was so improved she vowed she would never consume dairy again. Over the past year, as her training sessions intensified, she realized she had already been unconsciously reducing her consumption of meat. That’s when she made the decision to give up animal protein altogether. (more…)